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Sri Kodandaramar temple

Moolavar : Kodandaramar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Sita
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Rama theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Vaduvur
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu




   10 day Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April following Sri Rama Navami is celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   The place is respected by devotees as Dakshina Ayodhya ? Ayodhya of South.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kodandaramar Temple, Mudikondon ? 609 502, Tiruvarur district.


   91- 4367 - 267 110.

General Information:

   Lord Gopala smiles mercifully on the devotees with His consorts Rukmini and Satyabama from a separate shrine.? It is said that He was in the sanctum sanctorum before Rama idol was installed there.? Lord Hayagriva, Vishwaksenar, Sri Andal and Azhwars are in the prakara.? Sarayu Theertham is outside the temple.? The place is also known as Dakshina Ayodhya.? The Vimana above the sanctum is called Pushpaka Vimana.?


   It is the belief that devotees praying to Lord Rama, they will have children obeying their fathers.

Thanks giving:

   Besides traditional abhishek and offering of Vastras, devotees also arrange procession of the Lord, offer Tulsi garlands, offer lamps to the temple, arrange feeding (annadanam) and contribute to the renovation and maintenance of the temple suiting to their affordability.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Sri Rama with Mother Sita, Sri Lakshmana and Sri Anjaneya bless the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum.? Lord is wearing Mahalakshmi pendent and Salagrama garland.? Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord on the Punarvasu Star day ? His birth star.? He comes in procession in the evening with Mother Sita.? The temple celebrates 10 day Brahmmotsavam in Panguni ? March April ? following Sri Rama Navami.? Wedding festival is celebrated on the seventh day and the car festival on the ninth day.? Lord appears as Sri Andal on the 5th day.? Lord grants darshan to devotees on Garuda on Akshaya Tritiya day.

Temple History:

   Completing the forest life of 14 years, Lord Rama prepared Himself for the return journey to Ayodhya.? The sages of the forest requested Lord to stay with them for ever.? He promised them to fulfill their request the next day.? Lord made an idol of him and simply placed it before His lodging then.? The sages, who came to see Rama next morning lost themselves at the beauty of the idol and desired to have it for themselves.? Rama, as if he knew nothing about the idol, asked the sages that they liked the idol more they liked Him.? Allured by the beauty of the idol, the sages said Yes.? Lord Rama gladly gave them their wish and returned to Ayodhya.The idol, after thousand of years reached the hands of the devotees in Tirukannapuram. They also made other idols ? Mother Sita, Sri Lakshmana and Sri Anjaneya. During foreign invasion, they hid the idols in a place called Thalai Gnayiru. Lord Sri Rama appeared in the dream of King Sarfoji, ruling then the Thanjavur region and directed him to build the temple for Him, indicating also the place. The king went to Thalai Gnayiru, took the idols and on return stayed at Vaduvur for a while. Many devotees met the king and requested him to install the idols in Vaduvur. Responding to the wishes of devotees, the king left the idol with them. The temple came into being then.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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